Quality management system (QMS)

Activity promotion system

In accordance with our policy of "Quality First," we will strive to maintain a business structure based on ISO 9001 that gains customer trust and enables us to deliver attractive products that meet expectations and needs. In line with our Long-term Quality Vision 2017, we are working as one to build a globally competitive, leading quality assurance system. In addition to domestic efforts, head office regularly sends people to overseas plants to strengthen quality assurance systems and provide appropriate assistance regarding the differing quality issues at each site. We are working to further improve the level of quality assurance at all sites.

Long-term Quality Vision 2017

Becoming an integrated forging and steelmaking company that provides the world's best quality
-Gaining customer’s trusts on a global scale-

  1. Achieving a higher level of quality assurance by improving company-wide quality awareness
  2. Strengthening global quality assurance system
  3. Promoting Total Quality Management (TQM) to build personnel familiar with quality

Quality assurance system

Certification by third-party organizations and compliance with international standards

In addition to ISO 9001 certification, we have also obtained other third-party quality certifications based on our QMS, and we are assessed on an annual or three-year basis for review of these certifications.

Acquisition status of Quality ISO certification

  1. Steel materials and forged products
    • Passed 7th recertification audit for ISO 9001 (September)
  2. Electro-magnetic products
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO 9001 (February)
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO13485 (February)
  3. Analysis and testing
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO/IEC 17025 (June)

ISO certification acquisition

Kariya PlantISO9001April 1993
Chita PlantISO9001December 1995
Forging PlantISO9001November 1997
Electro-Magnetic productsISO9001March 1998
Dental materialsISO13485July 1999
Dental materialsEC DirectiveJuly 1999
Analysis & Testing Dept.ISO17025September 2007

Consolidated subsidiaries

Omi MiningISO9001May 2002
AikoISO9001April 2005
AsdexISO9001June 2008
Aichi Techno Metal FukaumiISO9001March 2013
AFPISO9001April 2003
SAFCISO/TS16949August 2006
AFTISO/TS16949March 2008
AFIISO9001November 2008
AFUISO/TS16949September 2009

Non-ISO certification by third-party organizations

  • New JIS mark (by JICQA)
  • Marks issued by shipping classification associations (NK, LR, GL, DNV, KR, CCS, CR, ABS)
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
  • European Medical Devices Directives (MDD Annex v.3.2)